The 4 Stages of Gum Disease

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Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. It’s a progressive disease, and when in its earliest stages it’s easily treatable at Boulder County Smiles. Here are the four main stages of gum disease. Gingivitis The main symptoms of gingivitis include red or swollen gums that cause discomfort while brushing and flossing.…

Let’s Make A Plan: Cosmetic Dentistry in Lafayette CO

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When you want to reach a goal, the difference between success and failure often comes down to planning. If you want to improve your smile, make a cosmetic dentistry plan with Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO. Maybe you haven’t thought much about your teeth in the past, but have noticed some problems lately. These…

How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

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1. Which of the following are risk factors for gum disease (periodontitis)? a. Pregnancy b. Underbite c. Diabetes d. Genetic make-up 2. Which of the items below are possible signs of gum disease? a. Teeth that appear to be longer b. A change in the way dentures fit c. Bleeding gums d. Swollen gums 3.…

If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

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This is an essential question occasionally asked by patients at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry. The answer, however, is “No!” Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly – not leave them alone. It is impossible to clean effectively between teeth without using floss or…

Lafayette: 7 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath

Lafayette, CO: Bad Breath And Gum Disease

Lafayette people who have chronic bad breath understand the embarrassment and frustration associated with this condition. There are several possible causes, some that are often overlooked by our Boulder clients. Poor oral hygiene Digestive problems Systemic infection Bacteria on dentures Gum disease Food particles on tonsils Dry mouth At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General…